Is your company on a quest towards becoming a
customer-centric brand? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. As digitalization and
technology continue to inject their many benefits in our daily lives, we all
know that providing the best possible experience for customers should still be
the ultimate priority. As far as a digital handshake goes, focusing on the
customer remains an important factor throughout all stages of the sale: starting
from the pitch that leads a purchase, to building a connection in order to
encourage repeat purchases, customer loyalty, brand affinity, and
Keeping customers at the heart of every process might sound too sugary, however, it does come with a benefit: according to CMO, customer-centric companies are 60% more profitable compared to companies that don’t focus on their customers—an example can be a renowned, multinational technology brand, a company that involves its customers through recognizing what they really need and thereby creating innovative products that the market would embrace. The result? A 17% increase in their revenue in 2018, plus a 40% increase in quarterly earnings per diluted share.
However, it is important to note that customer centricity means more than just a company going the extra mile in offering good service. To be able to keep up with the many demands, growing expectations, and changing needs of growing customers, innovation is needed. “Customer-centric innovation,” a term used by Forrester, explores how customer centricity is needed more than ever in today’s digitized age. It’s all about customer experience, despite being assisted either by automation, apps, or social media—customers aren’t binary; they’re on a spectrum, and they want both the convenience and a personal experience. Product innovation resulting from the integration of customer data and analytics to understand buying behavior and engagements, and the utilization of customer feedback serve as groundwork towards a customer centricity.
More importantly, to become customer-centric is to have
everyone onboard. Promoting a culture where customers and their needs are the
true focus requires a change that starts from the leaders, in order for the
whole organization to run on-course. Marketing leaders leveraging technology to
create feasible and realistic assessments, a dedicated IT team that focuses on
data and analytics, a product development team to promote innovation, and
customer service agents that are driven by the passion to help by making each
interaction matter—they all play integral roles in elevating the experience in
the age of the customer.
Through proprietary technology and our digital solutions, Teleperformance can help your business steer towards the customer-centric direction. Contact us today to learn more.